Answering the call: Northwest Ambulance District

by Penni Schaefer

GENEVA - For many area emergency medical response agencies, being prepared to deploy personnel to disasters has almost become commonplace. Such is the case for the Northwest Ambulance District (NAD)
in Geneva.

Community Care Ambulance crews arrived late Thursday Night in Tallahassee Florida to assist in Hurricane Irma relief. CCA crew members Mike Ferron, Ken Olp, Jonathan Richardson , Kyle Hammon, Jesse Carpurso, Sam McKee are pictured with other crews from around the US

Answering the call: Ashtabula County rescue personnel played a role in Hurricane Katrina


As the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas wrap up and Irma gets into full swing, the destruction and chaos are reminiscent to many Ashtabula County emergency personnel who – exactly 12 years ago this week – found themselves en route to Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina.

County commissioners ask Ohio Senate to override Kaisch’s veto of MCO tax fix

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – Members of the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners are asking the Ohio Senate to meet in special session to override a gubernatorial line-item veto of a proposed fix to the Medicaid Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) sales tax – the loss of which could cost the county $1.3 million in annual revenue.

Why Not? Rising to the challenge with Lake Erie Canopy Tours

by Gabriel McVey

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – The new challenge course offered at Lake Erie Canopy Tours is tough, but well worth the effort if you’re looking for a great time that’s demanding, draining, a little bit frightening but ultimately rewarding.

New owners to keep HAVE, Inc. in Ashtabula County

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – A chance conversation between two members of the Ashtabula County Port Authority has led to keeping HAVE, Inc. and its employees working in the county.
HAVE, which stands for Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Engineering, has operated from 2101 Aetna Ave. in Ashtabula Township since its founding in 1975 by George Csepegi, who decided to retire earlier this year.